The Resource Reminiscences

Reminiscences

Label
Reminiscences, 1893
Title
Reminiscences
Inclusive dates
1893
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Language
eng
Summary
Transcript of the reminiscences, 1893, of Charles Dent Reynolds (1819-1901) of Orange County, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, and California detailing his life in Orange County and his journey westward to California from 1841 to 1849, by way of Kentucky and Missouri. Reynolds describes his life in Orange County and his decision to move west. He then details his journey from Orange County, through Virginia and Kentucky, to Missouri. Reynolds relates his stay in Missouri and his decision to move to California. He describes his journey across the west to California with a wagon train, then describes his life in California as a miner, a farmer, and a sheep herder. He recounts life in California before the Civil War, expresses his disgust with the war, and details his stint in politics as a member of the California legislature, lamenting the influence of the railroads in political decision-making. Reynolds offers his opinions on state and national politics. The account apparently was unfinished and page 64 is missing
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Biographical or historical data
Charles Dent Reynolds was born 5 November 1819 in Orange County, Virginia. In 1841 he decided to move westward, traveling through Kentucky and settling in Missouri. After eight years trying to farm, Reynolds decided to move to California. Arriving there, he worked as a miner, a farmer, and a herder, residing in an area covering parts of Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties, California. Reynolds was elected to the California state legislature in 1893. He married Mary F. Bolling (b. 1838) 3 December 1867, and they had two children. Reynolds died in Milton, California, 1 January 1901.
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Vi
Label
Reminiscences
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
75
Immediate source of acquisition
Merchant, Jane Reynolds
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000491097
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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